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How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?
Immersive theater has no real style—except to fetishize its look.
How Africa and China’s own borderlands became the center of Beijing’s new empire.
By privileging historical catastrophe, a new poetry anthology narrows the definition of art.
Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.
A former public school teacher and union organizer picks his favorites.
How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.
How much of the pressure of reality can a work of art bear before it ceases to be art?
How law firms and lobbyists protect and whitewash petroleum dictatorships.
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